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Self Portrait
Self Portrait
Author: Gene Tierney, Mickey Herskowitz
Recreating the glamour of Hollywood in the 1940s, the actress tells of the roles she played, the rich and famous men who have pursued her, the failure of her first marriage, and her struggle against mental illness.
ISBN: 286485
Publication Date: 1/1/1978
Pages: 277
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This biography opens with Gene Tierney's thoughts as she is standing on a ledge of a high rise building in New York's tony Sutton place contemplating jumping. She feels no fear. Marilyn Monroe lives just down the street and shortly afterwards is found dead, apparently at ther own hand as well.

The bio continues through Tierney's mental struggles with coping with life, unable to raise her daughter, in and out of mental institutions, her upbringing and career. Profoundly sad and contemplative, this writing will surprise readers as to the battles that even beautiful, successful people sometimes face in the real world.

Gene Tierney was not only a talented actress, but one of the most beautiful screen stars ever. Here she is pictured (black and white)with Gary Cooper, Tyrone Power, Clark Gable, Henry Fonda, Howard Hughes, and more of her screen loves, but in reality failing at love with the wrong men. I found it fascinating, yet heartbreaking. One to keep in the non-fiction collection of your library.